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Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg surprised a number of students by appearing in video calls with them to mark their graduation. The 66-year-old media mogul and the acclaimed Hollywood director answered questions from the graduates on John Krasinski’s show “Some Good News,” with activist Malala Yousafzai and comedian Jon Stewart also answering questions from the…

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In the upcoming weeks, thousands of students who attend HBCUs will become graduates. Before the grads enter the real world, it’s important for them to receive keen advice from commencement speakers who can provide words of encouragement. Here are five powerful HBCU commencement speakers for 2019. Robert F. Smith, Morehouse College Robert F. Smith, founder…

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It’s that time of year again. Graduation season is here and students everywhere are making decisions that have the power to shape the outcome of their entire lives. In the coming months, high schools seniors, in particular, will be forced to make some major decisions regarding the college of their choice, and what major they…

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Each spring, commencement ceremonies mark a major milestone in the lives of graduates, and their parents, families and friends. In hopes of sending their alumni off well, Historically Black Colleges & Universities do an outstanding job of securing well-rounded and prestigious speakers for their ceremonies. Take a look at current HBCU commencement speakers starting with our commander in chief. It’s his…

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In Mississippi, it’s apparently a crime to express pride for a child who accomplishes an outstanding goal. According to WREG, four parents were arrested for cheering for their kids as they received high school diplomas. The incident took place at the Senatobia High graduation. Before the ceremony, attendees were asked to hold their applause until every…

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For three years The Home Depot’s Retool Your School program has made a remarkable difference for Historically Black Colleges and Universities looking to upgrade their grounds and facilities. The competition, which is designed to increase student and alumni school pride, also gives students the opportunity to learn from other case studies by touring competing college campuses. This…

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By now many have seen the now viral video that shows a principal in Georgia making racist comments. Nancy Gordeuk, the principal of TNT Academy in Gwinnett County, Georgia, made the comments during the school’s graduation ceremony. According to Gordeuk, she did not mean for her comments to be offensive and blamed her remarks during the graduation ceremony on…

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Graduating seniors at Randallstown High School cermony ruined

Randallstown High School in Baltimore, Maryland is a magnet school for biomedical technology and mass communications. However the graduation day for these bright students turned into a nightmare as a group of students and parents begin to fight during the ceremony. Police have arrested two adults and the school district is investigating whether or not current…

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Nearly one million college graduates from across the nation are entering the job market. But jumping into a new phase of life can be scary without proper planning. When seeking job opportunities, it’s important for recent grads to put themselves in a position to find employment and live in a city where they can meet…

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On Sunday May 18, 2014, New York Times Best-selling author and entrepreneur, Toya Wright, flew to Detroit to surprise a college graduate who had suffered several injuries from a tragic car accident. The 23-year-old survivor, Basia Ruffin, was involved in a very severe car accident in 2009 where she was ejected from her vehicle after…

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A source close to 50 Cent is denying reports that the hip-hop star intentionally missed his son’s high school graduation this week. 50’s son, Marquise Jackson, posted a photo on Facebook Sunday crying in his cap and gown while hugging his mother. He included a caption that slammed his famous father for not being there on his big day.

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The names ranged from English, African, Jewish and even Russian pronunciations as Morehouse College celebrated its 130th commencement exercises. Despite the rain and cold, parents and Morehouse graduates were excited to finally graduate after a hard year. Among those in attendance was Stevie Wonder, who was able to experience his son, Kwame Morris, become part of…

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While the mainstream media continues to highlight the dearth of black men at the nation’s colleges and universities — in comparison to their residence inside America’s jails and prisons, Arlethia Perry-Johnson is actually working to increase this demographic’s attendance and graduation rates. Perry-Johnson, the vice president of external affairs for Kennesaw State University in suburban…

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